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Tournament: 4th Lloyds Bank Masters • 132 games from a possible 450, plus 3 junior tournament games
Venue: Alexandra National Hotel, London • Dates: 20-28 August 1980 • Download PGNuploaded Sunday, 28 February, 2021 3:57 PM

4th Lloyds Bank Masters, 20-28 August 1980 - Venue: Alexandra National, 330 Seven Sisters Road, London N4

1980 Lloyds Bank Masters Nat'y 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9  Total 
1 Gheorghiu,Florin 2605g ROM ♦ 1/65 ◊ 0/29 ♦ 1/73 ◊ 1/35 ◊ 1/52 ♦ 1/4 ♦ 0/11 ◊ 1/18 ♦ 1/8 7
2 Chandler,Murray G 2450m NZL ♦ ½/26 ◊ 1/71 ♦ 1/31 ◊ ½/21 ♦ ½/18 ◊ 1/29 ♦ ½/23 ◊ 1/4 ♦ 1/12 7
3 Ligterink,Gert 2455m NED ◊ ½/79 ♦ ½/38 ◊ ½/55 ♦ 1/37 ◊ 1/66 ♦ ½/44 ◊ 1/25 ◊ 1/29 ♦ 1/11 7
4 Gutman,Lev 2430 ISR ◊ 1/66 ♦ 1/11 ◊ 1/72 ♦ 1/23 ◊ 1/44 ◊ 0/1 ♦ ½/10 ♦ 0/2 ◊ 1/17
5 Lederman,Leon 2410m ISR ♦ 0/29 ◊ 1/51 ♦ 1/78 ◊ 1/60 ♦ 1/75 ◊ ½/23 ♦ ½/18 ◊ ½/17 ♦ 1/22
6 Sax,Gyula 2570g HUN ◊ ½/74 ♦ 0/72 ♦ 1/77 ◊ ½/70 ♦ 1/15 ◊ ½/39 ◊ 1/41 ♦ 1/44 ◊ 1/10
7 Finlayson,Shaun 2250 ENG ◊ 1/18 ♦ ½/49 ♦ ½/60 ◊ 0/39 ♦ 0/31 ◊ 1/73 ♦ 1/71 ◊ 1/40 ♦ 1/32 6
8 Iskov,Gert 2400m DEN ◊ 1/67 ♦ ½/28 ◊ ½/38 ♦ 0/54 ◊ 1/65 ♦ 1/55 ◊ 1/52 ♦ 1/59 ◊ 0/1 6
9 Langeweg,Kick 2425m NED ◊ 1/58 ♦ 0/30 ◊ ½/66 ♦ ½/74 ◊ 1/67 ♦ 0/25 ◊ 1/33 ♦ 1/43 ◊ 1/38 6
10 Law,Andrew P 2375 ENG ◊ ½/47 ♦ 1/57 ◊ ½/13 ♦ 1/80 ◊ 1/54 ♦ 1/22 ◊ ½/4 ◊ ½/11 ♦ 0/6 6
11 Pritchett,Craig William 2390m SCO ♦ 1/75 ◊ 0/4 ◊ ½/59 ♦ 1/76 ◊ 1/34 ♦ 1/35 ◊ 1/1 ♦ ½/10 ◊ 0/3 6
12 Shamkovich,Leonid 2515g USA ♦ ½/45 ◊ 1/61 ◊ 1/40 ♦ 0/44 ◊ 1/25 ♦ ½/52 ◊ 1/32 ♦ 1/23 ◊ 0/2 6
13 Bellin,Robert 2440m ENG ♦ 1/98 ◊ ½/60 ♦ ½/10 ◊ 0/18 ♦ ½/71 ◊ 1/75 ◊ ½/35 ♦ 1/52 ◊ ½/23
14 Botterill,George Steven 2420m WLS ◊ ½/91 ♦ 0/54 ◊ 1/33 ♦ 1/36 ◊ ½/55 ♦ ½/28 ◊ ½/27 ♦ ½/34 ◊ 1/59
15 Davies,Nigel Rodney 2235 ENG ◊ 0/22 ♦ 1/53 ◊ ½/74 ♦ ½/81 ◊ 0/6 ♦ ½/93 ◊ 1/98 ♦ 1/66 ◊ 1/41
16 Fuller,Maxwell L 2355f AUS ◊ 0/38 ♦ 1/19 ◊ ½/62 ♦ ½/49 ◊ 1/74 ♦ 1/54 ◊ ½/22 ♦ ½/28 ♦ ½/25
17 Hartston,William Roland 2465m ENG ◊ ½/41 ♦ 1/22 ◊ ½/30 ♦ ½/72 ◊ ½/27 ♦ 1/40 ◊ 1/59 ♦ ½/5 ♦ 0/4
18 Knott,Simon JB 2220 ENG ♦ 0/7 ◊ 1/84 ◊ 1/41 ♦ 1/13 ◊ ½/2 ♦ 1/50 ◊ ½/5 ♦ 0/1 ♦ ½/21
19 Lewis,Andrew P 2225 ENG ♦ 0/73 ◊ 0/16 ◊ 0/100 ♦ ½/58 ◊ 1/90 ♦ 1/76 ♦ 1/95 ◊ 1/31 ♦ 1/56
20 Lewis, David R (2160) ENG ◊ 1/83 ♦ ½/67 ◊ ½/34 ♦ 0/38 ◊ ½/57 ♦ 1/91 ◊ ½/50 ♦ 1/49 ◊ ½/28
21 Petursson,Margeir 2425m ISL ◊ ½/54 ♦ 1/96 ◊ 1/28 ♦ ½/2 ◊ 0/22 ♦ ½/27 ◊ ½/34 ♦ 1/36 ◊ ½/18
22 Pliester,Leon 2245 NED ♦ 1/15 ◊ 0/17 ♦ 1/61 ◊ 1/71 ♦ 1/21 ◊ 0/10 ♦ ½/16 ◊ 1/24 ◊ 0/5
23 Povah,Nigel E 2385f ENG ◊ 1/78 ♦ 1/62 ◊ 1/29 ◊ 0/4 ♦ 1/39 ♦ ½/5 ◊ ½/2 ◊ 0/12 ♦ ½/13
24 Pytel,Krzysztof 2450m POL ◊ ½/96 ♦ ½/34 ◊ ½/27 ♦ ½/32 ◊ 1/79 ♦ 1/38 ◊ ½/44 ♦ 0/22 ◊ 1/43
25 Riedel,Wolfgang (2295) BRD ♦ ½/94 ♦ 1/58 ◊ ½/54 ◊ 1/64 ♦ 0/12 ◊ 1/9 ♦ 0/3 ◊ 1/72 ◊ ½/16
26 Strauss,David J 2335 USA ◊ ½/2 ♦ ½/74 ◊ ½/49 ♦ 0/34 ◊ 1/89 ♦ ½/66 ◊ 1/54 ♦ 1/55 ◊ ½/29
27 Van der Vliet,Fredrik 2380 NED ♦ 0/71 ◊ 1/63 ♦ ½/24 ◊ 1/47 ♦ ½/17 ◊ ½/21 ♦ ½/14 ◊ ½/30 ◊ 1/48
28 Veroci,Zsuzsa 2285wg HUN ♦ 1/89 ◊ ½/8 ♦ 0/21 ◊ 1/77 ♦ ½/30 ◊ ½/14 ♦ 1/39 ◊ ½/16 ♦ ½/20
29 Watson,William N 2300 ENG ◊ 1/5 ♦ 1/1 ♦ 0/23 ◊ 1/43 ◊ 1/38 ♦ 0/2 ◊ 1/49 ♦ 0/3 ♦ ½/26
30 Berg,Klaus 2295 DEN ◊ 1/55 ◊ 1/9 ♦ ½/17 ♦ 0/52 ◊ ½/28 ♦ 0/49 ◊ 1/67 ♦ ½/27 ◊ ½/42 5
31 Cummings,David H 2280 ENG ◊ ½/34 ♦ 1/32 ◊ 0/2 ♦ 0/59 ◊ 1/7 ♦ ½/33 ◊ 1/57 ♦ 0/19 ◊ 1/44 5
32 Gelpke,Peter (2240) NED ♦ ½/84 ◊ 0/31 ♦ 1/46 ◊ ½/24 ◊ 1/64 ♦ 1/42 ♦ 0/12 ◊ 1/63 ◊ 0/7 5
33 Nicholson,John G 2305 ENG ◊ 0/62 ♦ ½/44 ♦ 0/14 ◊ 1/84 ♦ 1/68 ◊ ½/31 ♦ 0/9 ◊ 1/69 ♦ 1/63 5
34 Ostermeyer,Peter 2400 BRD ♦ ½/31 ◊ ½/24 ♦ ½/20 ◊ 1/26 ♦ 0/11 ◊ 1/70 ♦ ½/21 ◊ ½/14 ♦ ½/35 5
35 Stebbings,Anthony (2205) ENG ◊ 1/86 ♦ ½/41 ◊ 1/81 ♦ 0/1 ◊ 1/72 ◊ 0/11 ♦ ½/13 ♦ ½/45 ◊ ½/34 5
36 Teichmann,Erik OMC (2200) ENG ♦ ½/63 ◊ 0/43 ♦ 1/48 ◊ 0/14 ♦ 1/100 ◊ 1/80 ♦ 1/56 ◊ 0/21 ♦ ½/37 5
37 Van Dijk,Bram (2250) NED ♦ ½/50 ◊ ½/95 ♦ 1/51 ◊ 0/3 ◊ 0/42 ♦ 1/81 ◊ 1/53 ♦ ½/62 ◊ ½/36 5
38 Wells,Ian Duncan 2220 ENG ♦ 1/16 ◊ ½/3 ♦ ½/8 ◊ 1/20 ♦ 0/29 ◊ 0/24 ♦ 1/47 ◊ 1/50 ♦ 0/9 5
39 Wells,Peter K (2190) ENG ◊ 1/64 ♦ 0/66 ◊ 1/96 ♦ 1/7 ◊ 0/23 ♦ ½/6 ◊ 0/28 ♦ ½/60 ◊ 1/62 5
40 Arkell,Keith C (2255) ENG ♦ 1/99 ◊ 1/45 ♦ 0/12 ◊ 0/75 ♦ 1/60 ◊ 0/17 ♦ 1/51 ♦ 0/7 ◊ ½/57
41 Baljon,Christofoor 2340 NED ♦ ½/17 ◊ ½/35 ♦ 0/18 ◊ 1/45 ♦ ½/70 ◊ 1/61 ♦ 0/6 ◊ 1/79 ♦ 0/15
42 Condie, Mark L (2240) SCO ♦ ½/46 ◊ 0/75 ♦ ½/84 ◊ 1/86 ♦ 1/37 ◊ 0/32 ♦ 0/63 ◊ 1/64 ♦ ½/30
43 Conquest,Stuart (2120) ENG ◊ ½/56 ♦ 1/36 ◊ 1/91 ♦ 0/29 ♦ 0/50 ◊ 1/62 ♦ 1/61 ◊ 0/9 ♦ 0/24
44 Cox,John J (2180) ENG ♦ 1/88 ◊ ½/33 ♦ 1/70 ◊ 1/12 ♦ 0/4 ◊ ½/3 ♦ ½/24 ◊ 0/6 ♦ 0/31
45 Crouch,Colin S 2330 ENG ◊ ½/12 ♦ 0/40 ◊ ½/67 ♦ 0/41 ♦ ½/69 ◊ 1/88 ♦ 1/77 ◊ ½/35 ◊ ½/49
46 Dickenson, Neil F (2190) ENG ◊ ½/42 ♦ 0/80 ◊ 0/32 ♦ 1/92 ◊ 0/82 ♦ ½/98 ◊ 1/90 ♦ 1/93 ◊ ½/60
47 Hakki,Imad 2255 SYR ♦ ½/10 ◊ 0/70 ◊ 1/86 ♦ 0/27 ◊ 1/98 ♦ ½/57 ◊ 0/38 ♦ ½/65 ◊ 1/82
48 Harman, Ronald FA (2120) ENG ◊ ½/80 ♦ 0/56 ◊ 0/36 ♦ ½/90 ◊ 1/83 ♦ 1/92 ◊ ½/82 ♦ 1/67 ♦ 0/27
49 Hartoch,Robert 2395m NED ♦ ½/70 ◊ ½/7 ♦ ½/26 ◊ ½/16 ♦ 1/94 ◊ 1/30 ♦ 0/29 ◊ 0/20 ♦ ½/45
50 Hawksworth,John C 2230 ENG ◊ ½/37 ♦ 0/55 ◊ 1/58 ♦ 1/100 ◊ 1/54 ◊ 0/18 ♦ ½/20 ♦ 0/38 ◊ ½/52
51 Henttinen,Markku IO 2215 FIN ◊ 1/59 ♦ 0/5 ◊ 0/37 ♦ 0/65 ◊ 1/101 ♦ 1/86 ◊ 0/40 ♦ 1/92 ◊ ½/55
52 Jacobs,Byron A (2160) ENG ♦ 1/82 ◊ ½/98 ♦ 1/68 ◊ 1/30 ♦ 0/1 ◊ ½/12 ♦ 0/8 ◊ 0/13 ♦ ½/50
53 Makai,Zsuzsa 2175wm HUN ♦ 0/60 ◊ 0/15 ♦ ½/89 ◊ 1/88 ♦ ½/77 ◊ 1/87 ♦ 0/37 ◊ ½/61 ♦ 1/80
54 Martin,Andrew D 2315 ENG ♦ ½/21 ◊ 1/14 ♦ ½/25 ◊ 1/8 ♦ 0/10 ◊ 0/16 ♦ 0/26 ◊ ½/70 ♦ 1/79
55 Plaskett,H James 2405f ENG ♦ 0/30 ◊ 1/50 ♦ ½/3 ◊ 1/68 ♦ ½/14 ◊ 0/8 ♦ 1/75 ◊ 0/26 ♦ ½/51
56 Pritchard,David B (2160) ENG ♦ ½/43 ◊ 1/48 ♦ 0/71 ◊ 1/73 ♦ 1/80 ◊ 0/59 ◊ 0/36 ♦ 1/82 ◊ 0/19
57 Ravikumar,Vaidyanathan 2305m IND ♦ ½/68 ◊ 0/10 ♦ ½/87 ◊ 1/63 ♦ ½/20 ◊ ½/47 ♦ 0/31 ◊ 1/80 ♦ ½/40
58 Rumens,David Edward 2310 ENG ♦ 0/9 ◊ 0/25 ♦ 0/50 ◊ ½/19 ♦ 1/99 ♦ 1/89 ◊ ½/69 ◊ 1/75 ♦ ½/61
59 Sowray,Peter J 2240 ENG ♦ 0/51 ◊ 1/69 ♦ ½/11 ◊ 1/31 ◊ 1/62 ♦ 1/56 ♦ 0/17 ◊ 0/8 ♦ 0/14
60 Van der Mije,Alexandra 2285wg NED ◊ 1/53 ♦ ½/13 ◊ ½/7 ♦ 0/5 ◊ 0/40 ♦ ½/79 ◊ 1/87 ◊ ½/39 ♦ ½/46
61 Brown,Simon D (2260) ENG ◊ 1/90 ♦ 0/12 ◊ 0/22 ♦ 1/83 ◊ 1/81 ♦ 0/41 ◊ 0/43 ♦ ½/53 ◊ ½/58 4
62 Calvo Minguez,Ricardo 2420m ESP ♦ 1/33 ◊ 0/23 ♦ ½/16 ◊ 1/87 ♦ 0/59 ♦ 0/43 ◊ 1/65 ◊ ½/37 ♦ 0/39 4
63 Chapman,Mark (2250) AUS ◊ ½/36 ♦ 0/27 ◊ 1/90 ♦ 0/57 ◊ 1/76 ♦ ½/82 ◊ 1/42 ♦ 0/32 ◊ 0/33 4
64 Fransson,Peter (2150) SWE ♦ 0/39 ◊ 1/65 ◊ 1/101 ♦ 0/25 ♦ 0/32 ◊ 0/68 ◊ 1/81 ♦ 0/42 ◊ 1/91 4
65 Kaner,Richard (2305) USA ◊ 0/1 ♦ 0/64 ♦ 1/97 ◊ 1/51 ♦ 0/8 ◊ 1/94 ♦ 0/62 ◊ ½/47 ♦ ½/72 4
66 King,Daniel J 2330 ENG ♦ 0/4 ◊ 1/39 ♦ ½/9 ◊ 1/93 ♦ 0/3 ◊ ½/26 ♦ ½/72 ◊ 0/15 ♦ ½/74 4
67 Kinlay,Jonathan 2295 ENG ♦ 0/8 ◊ ½/20 ♦ ½/45 ◊ 1/69 ♦ 0/9 ◊ 1/95 ♦ 0/30 ◊ 0/48 ♦ 1/85 4
68 Lucena,Lincoln 2350 BRA ◊ ½/57 ♦ 1/93 ◊ 0/52 ♦ 0/55 ◊ 0/33 ♦ 1/64 ◊ 0/79 ♦ ½/86 ◊ 1/92 4
69 Ludgate, Alan T 2230 IRL ◊ 0/72 ♦ 0/59 ◊ 1/92 ♦ 0/67 ◊ ½/45 ◊ 1/100 ♦ ½/58 ♦ 0/33 ◊ 1/87 4
70 Macpherson,(Hugh) Dugald 2345 ENG ◊ ½/49 ♦ 1/47 ◊ 0/44 ♦ ½/6 ◊ ½/41 ♦ 0/34 ◊ ½/74 ♦ ½/54 ◊ ½/76 4
71 Miranda,Marcio MC 2270 BRA ◊ 1/27 ♦ 0/2 ◊ 1/56 ♦ 0/22 ◊ ½/13 ♦ ½/72 ◊ 0/7 ♦ ½/74 ♦ ½/73 4
72 Pagden,Michael Ashley 2280 ENG ♦ 1/69 ◊ 1/6 ♦ 0/4 ◊ ½/17 ♦ 0/35 ◊ ½/71 ◊ ½/66 ♦ 0/25 ◊ ½/65 4
73 Paulsen,Dirk (2250) BRD ◊ 1/19 ♦ ½/79 ◊ 0/1 ♦ 0/56 ◊ ½/93 ♦ 0/7 ◊ ½/91 ♦ 1/94 ◊ ½/71 4
74 Pils,Walter (2300) AUT ♦ ½/6 ◊ ½/26 ♦ ½/15 ◊ ½/9 ♦ 0/16 ◊ ½/77 ♦ ½/70 ◊ ½/71 ◊ ½/66 4
75 Van der Weide,Piet (2280) NED ◊ 0/11 ♦ 1/42 ◊ 1/79 ♦ 1/40 ◊ 0/5 ♦ 0/13 ◊ 0/55 ♦ 0/58 ◊ 1/86 4
76 Whitehead,Clare E (2000) ENG ♦ 1/97 ◊ 0/81 ♦ ½/88 ◊ 0/11 ♦ 0/63 ◊ 0/19 ♦ 1/100 ◊ 1/95 ♦ ½/70 4
77 Caldwell,Susan Linda 2095 ENG ◊ 1/100 ♦ ½/91 ◊ 0/6 ♦ 0/28 ◊ ½/53 ♦ ½/74 ◊ 0/45 ♦ ½/87 ◊ ½/83
78 Farias,Sergio A 2270 BRA ♦ 0/23 ◊ 1/94 ◊ 0/5 ♦ 0/79 ♦ 0/86 ◊ 1/101 ◊ 0/92 ♦ 1/90 ♦ ½/84
79 Friedgood,David 2335 ENG ♦ ½/3 ◊ ½/73 ♦ 0/75 ◊ 1/78 ♦ 0/24 ◊ ½/60 ♦ 1/68 ♦ 0/41 ◊ 0/54
80 Howell,James C (2120) ENG ♦ ½/48 ◊ 1/46 ♦ 1/95 ◊ 0/10 ◊ 0/56 ♦ 0/36 ◊ 1/93 ♦ 0/57 ◊ 0/53
81 Macdonald-Ross,Michael 2225 SCO ◊ ½/93 ♦ 1/76 ♦ 0/35 ◊ ½/15 ♦ 0/61 ◊ 0/37 ♦ 0/64 ◊ ½/88 ♦ 1/95
82 Oda, Kolibun (2120) JAP ◊ 0/52 ♦ 0/92 ♦ ½/99 ◊ 1/97 ♦ 1/46 ◊ ½/63 ♦ ½/48 ◊ 0/56 ♦ 0/47
83 Penzias,Mordechai (2160) ISR ♦ 0/20 ◊ 1/97 ♦ 0/93 ◊ 0/61 ♦ 0/48 ◊ ½/84 ♦ ½/88 ◊ 1/100 ♦ ½/77
84 Webb,Richard M (2195) ENG ◊ ½/32 ♦ 0/18 ◊ ½/42 ♦ 0/33 ◊ 0/92 ♦ ½/83 ◊ 1/89 ♦ ½/91 ◊ ½/78
85 Bradbury,Neil H (2100) ENG (replaced R Britton, rds 6-9) ♦ 1/97 ◊ 1/99 ♦ 1/98 ◊ 0/53 3 / 4
86 Frostick,Clive A (2120) ENG ♦ 0/35 ◊ 1/88 ♦ 0/47 ♦ 0/42 ◊ 1/78 ◊ 0/51 ♦ ½/94 ◊ ½/68 ♦ 0/75 3
87 Groves, Carey (1920) ENG ◊ 1/101 ♦ ½/100 ◊ ½/57 ♦ 0/62 ◊ ½/95 ♦ 0/53 ♦ 0/60 ◊ ½/77 ♦ 0/69 3
88 Iclicki,Willy (2200) BEL ◊ 0/44 ♦ 0/86 ◊ ½/76 ♦ 0/53 ◊ 1/97 ♦ 0/45 ◊ ½/83 ♦ ½/81 ◊ ½/93 3
89 Jackson, Sheila 2165 ENG ◊ 0/28 ♦ ½/90 ◊ ½/53 ♦ ½/91 ♦ 0/26 ◊ 0/58 ♦ 0/84 ◊ ½/101 ♦ 1/99 3
90 Lane, Gary W (2175) ENG ♦ 0/61 ◊ ½/89 ♦ 0/63 ◊ ½/48 ♦ 0/19 ◊ 1/99 ♦ 0/46 ◊ 0/78 ◊ 1/98 3
91 Marlow,Michael W 2305 ENG ♦ ½/14 ◊ ½/77 ♦ 0/43 ◊ ½/89 ♦ ½/96 ◊ 0/20 ♦ ½/73 ◊ ½/84 ♦ 0/64 3
92 Needham, Teresa (2015) ENG ♦ 0/95 ◊ 1/82 ♦ 0/69 ◊ 0/46 ♦ 1/84 ◊ 0/48 ♦ 1/78 ◊ 0/51 ♦ 0/68 3
93 Pein, Malcolm 2240 ENG ♦ ½/81 ◊ 0/68 ◊ 1/83 ♦ 0/66 ♦ ½/73 ◊ ½/15 ♦ 0/80 ◊ 0/46 ♦ ½/88 3
94 Hill, Clive 2210 ENG ◊ ½/25 ♦ 0/78 ◊ 1/98 ♦ ½/95 ◊ 0/49 ♦ 0/65 ◊ ½/86 ◊ 0/73 w/d ill
95 Pritchard, Elaine 2040wm ENG ◊ 1/92 ♦ ½/37 ◊ 0/80 ◊ ½/94 ♦ ½/87 ♦ 0/67 ◊ 0/19 ♦ 0/76 ◊ 0/81
96 Britton, Richard 2330 ENG ♦ ½/24 ◊ 0/21 ♦ 0/39 ♦ 1/101 ◊ ½/91 withdrew ill 2 / 5
97 Granat, Helen 2040 ENG ◊ 0/76 ♦ 0/83 ◊ 0/65 ♦ 0/82 ♦ 0/88 ◊ 0/85 ♦ 1/101 ♦ 0/99 ◊ 1/100 2
98 Toth,Peter 2300 BRA ◊ 0/13 ♦ ½/52 ♦ 0/94 ◊ 1/99 ♦ 0/47 ◊ ½/46 ♦ 0/15 ◊ 0/85 ♦ 0/90 2
99 Aghion, Fabio (2200) ITA ◊ 0/40 ♦ 0/101 ◊ ½/82 ♦ 0/98 ◊ 0/58 ♦ 0/90 ♦ 0/85 ◊ 1/97 ◊ 0/89
100 Heemskerk, Fenny 2010wg NED ♦ 0/77 ◊ ½/87 ♦ 1/19 ◊ 0/50 ◊ 0/36 ♦ 0/69 ◊ 0/76 ♦ 0/83 ♦ 0/97
101 Tagnon, Nicole 2035 FRA ♦ 0/87 ◊ 1/99 ♦ 0/64 ◊ 0/96 ♦ 0/51 ♦ 0/78 ◊ 0/97 ♦ ½/89 ◊ 0/102
102 Brown, Jamie (2000) ENG replacement, last round ♦ 1/101 1 / 1

IM norms achieved: 2nd norms – A Law, N Povah; 1st norms – L Gutman, W Watson.
FM norms achieved: 2nd norms – L Pliester, ID Wells; 1st norms – K Berg, J Cox, N Davies, B Jacobs, S Knott, D Lewis, A Martin, P Ostermeyer, W Riedel, A Stebbings, F Van der Vliet, PK Wells

n.b. entry was restricted to players with FIDE ratings 2250+ (women 2050+) or national ratings 2200 (UK 200) or higher if U21 or 2150 (UK 194) or higher if U18. Also, qualifiers from various British tournaments.

N.B. the game SD Brown 0-1 J Nunn is misattributed by Mega/Big Database 2020 and various online sources to round 5 of the 1980 Lloyds Bank Masters but was in fact played at the National Bank of Dubai Open, Evening Standard Congress, held in London, 25-27 July. (John Nunn did not compete in the 1980 Lloyds Bank Masters.) The source for the game is BCM, September 1980, p494. For ease of reference I give the game below, correctly attributed...

BCM Report

BCM, November 1980 – report by George Botterill: "In the bulletin Congress Director Stewart Reuben strikes a note of justifiable pride: 'ours is now regarded as the premier event of this type in Europe and is second only to Lone Pine in the rest of the world.' There is no denying the popularity of the Lloyds Bank Masters — 100 contestants, 17 of them rated 2400 or above, from 26 different countries. For such a global gathering the playing conditions were less than ideal. Having glowered leadenly for so long the skies suddenly burst into radiance and gave us a very sticky time of it. As if time-trouble (the rate was 45 moves in two and a half hours and 18 per hour thereafter) and other traditional causes of perspiration that beset players were not enough! The absence of air-conditioning at this year’s venue, the Alexandra National Hotel, just across the road from Finsbury Park, made almost every position an uncomfortable one.

"Of course, only the finicky aristocracy, the titled players, are much given to grumbling about that sort of thing. The majority of the contestants were there for the norms and the pressure of their ambition lowers sensitivity to such factors. A striking fact about these Swiss-Elo tournaments is the extent to which the IMs and GMs find themselves on the defensive. They have less of a permanent (or imagined) value to fight for than the aspiring plebeian band who oppose them. Nonetheless, one way or another the IMs and GMs are lured to the LBM by Reuben’s shrewd combination of efficiency, diplomacy and bribery. This time there were 3 GMs — Gheorghiu, Sax and Shamkovich — and 14 IMs. Any genuine possibility of GM-norms being registered was scotched by a late withdrawal on the part of Ivkov. But the chances for IM-norms were manifest.

"The most interesting innovation was the incorporation of a Lloyds Bank Lady Masters within the general framework of the event. There was a separate trophy and prize fund for the Lady Masters, but that was as far as sexist separatism was allowed to go. The results of the experiment? As early as round four Bill Hartston opined that there was strong evidence in favour of the proposition that women play better against men than against other women. If so, the format of LBM 1980 represents further progress towards the distant ideal of sex equality in chess.

"Do unintelligent or untalented people ever get to leave the USSR for Israel? Or is there an exit examination which you have to be some sort of genius to pass? Lev Gutman, latterly of Latvia, started off in true Dzhindzhihashvili style with five straight wins.

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"The sixth round was memorable not only for the games played, but also because it fell on a day, Monday August 25, on which there was a carnival in Finsbury Park. The prospect of excessive noise and the possibility of what the football commentators call ‘physical contact’ induced the organizers to cancel the final round of the Junior Invitation tournament. We need not have worried for the day passed quietly enough. Driving past in the evening I was amazed by the hordes of police, who seemed to outnumber the celebrants by at least two to one. The revellers looked bored, the police tired and nervous. I was reminded of the words of a local dignitary at the prize-giving of a weekend tournament: ‘I support chess because it does at least keep the youngsters off the streets,’ he had solemnly told me.

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"And what of the Lloyds Bank Masters? Veroci, van der Mije and Makai were the favourites, whilst amongst the English contingent further signs of improvement might be hoped for from Sheila Jackson and Susan Caldwell. In fact IWGM Zsuzsa Veroci of Hungary was playing in a different league from the other ladies. Whilst her rivals spent most of their time on minus scores, she was steadily holding her own against male IM opposition, and won this efficient game against the current British under-18 champion [Peter Wells].

"Come the ninth and final round the top pairings were Iskov (6) v Gheorghiu (6), Shamkovich (6) v Chandler (6), Pritchett (6) v Ligterink (6) and Sax (5½) v Law (6). Ligterink and Gheorghiu won in good style, the latter with a well-conceived long-term exchange sacrifice. But the other two games had such weird finishes that the spectators could hardly believe their eyes.

"So the prize-winners were: 1-3 IGM Gheorghiu (R), IM Chandler (NZ) and IM Ligterink (NL) 7; 4-6 IGM Sax (H), Gutman (IL) and IM Lederman (IL) 6½; 7-12 Finlayson, IM Iskov (DK), IM Langeweg (NL), Law, IM Pritchett and IGM Shamkovich (USA) 6. The Lloyds Bank Trophy and title of Lloyds Bank Master 1980 went to Florin Gheorghiu, on a tie-break by sum of progressive scores.

"And in the Lady Masters: 1 IWGM Veroci (H) 5½ 2-3 IWGM van der Mije (NL) and IWM Makai (H) 4½; 4 C. Whitehead 4.

"To many the most precious awards, and indeed the main business of the whole affair, were the title norms. Gutman, Law, Povah and Watson made IM-norms, and no less than 14 FM-norms were registered. Such a norm-bonanza is bound to make the Lloyds Bank Masters even more popular with title-seekers next year. Since I have heard some criticism of the pairing policy in British Swiss-Elo tournaments, I should stress that these results were in no way aided by any improper rigging of the pairings. It is true that the organizers ‘run’ players for norms. All this means, however, is that if somebody has got off to a good start his (or her) chances are not dished by a pairing against a lowly-rated or unrated opponent, if another suitable pairing is available.

"One interesting question remains. Given that the English juniors took so many famous scalps, why is it that only two English players, Finlayson and Law, finished in the top twelve? Ligterink made an observation that deserves attention. He said that whilst the English juniors are clearly stronger than their counterparts in other western European countries, so long as they continue to concentrate on sharp, tactical opening variations they will continue to lag behind the young Soviet players, who get a much more solid grounding in quiet positional lines. Well, at least we should have ample opportunity, in the next few years, to judge what truth there is in this diagnosis."


Items from the Tournament Bulletin

Congress Director: Stewart Reuben
Publicity: Leonard Barden
Equipment: Peter Morrish
Chief Arbiter, Masters: Richard Beville
Chief Controller, Junior Invitation: David Eustace
Assistant Controller, Masters: Jill Triggs
Assistant Controller, Junior Invitation: Daphne Lee
Assistant Staff: Julie Brooks, Jamie Brown, Irene Cackette, Karen Cartmel, Colin Clifton, Ruth Fox, Sophia Gorman, Tina Kluth, Lavinia Pereira
Bulletin Editor: Edward Penn
Games and Diagrams: Andrew Hartland
Diagrams and cover: Sara Penn

INTRODUCTION

by Stewart Reuben

"This Lloyds Bank Masters is unquestionably the strongest of the series with three world class grandmasters competing, together with 14 strong international masters and 17 players rated 2400 or higher. What is really thrilling though is that this is the world's first truly mixed international chess event with five titled woman players. It is sad that grandmaster Ivkov, Yugoslavia, has let us down at the last moment, and we can only hope that his reasons prove to be acceptable.

"One hundred competitors, six more than last year, is a satisfying entry, and having just returned from a similar event in Gausdal, Norway, it is clear from what many people said that ours is now regarded as the premier event of this type in Europe and is second only to Lone Pine in the rest of the world.

"Lloyds Bank's faith in this event as the 'flagship' of their general chess sponsorship can thus be seen to be justified.

"We are grateful for the assistance of: THE BRITISH CHESS FEDERATION, the CITY OF LONDON CHESS CONGRESS, CHESS MAGAZINE, THE SLATER FOUNDATION, and particularly the FRIENDS OF CHESS.

"During the event, copies of games played to date were available to the players and spectators, and within three days of the final round being played the complete bulletin was in circulation. Apart from the yeoman efforts of the staff involved, this much-appreciated service was made possible because we had enjoyed the use of a brand new MITA DC161 photocopying machine, supplied free of charge and serviced by CAMBERWELL COPIERS LTD ... The diagrams in this bulletin were produced by COPYAID CHESSPRINTS, available from TOURNAMENT CHESS SUPPLIES."

[List of players] Neil Bradbury replaced Britton (29) in rounds 6, 7, 8 & 9. Jamie Brown replaced Hill (69) in round 9. Both Britton and Hill were forced to retire through illness.

Round 1 - Wednesday 20 August 1980 [all these rounds notes by Stewart Reuben]

"We always arrange good weather at our tournaments so it was no surprise when the day dawned bright and sunny. Unfortunately, every good thing seems to bring with it a problem, and the ensuing heat of the day proved too much for the air-conditioning system - a not unknown problem to chess organisers.

"The number of draws on top boards in a first round must be something approaching a world record. The ratings difference between some of the players and their opponents was well over 100 points, so seven draws on the top eight boards was truly astonishing.

"Colin Crouch had Shamkovich 'on the ropes' early on in their game, but despite that the game was drawn. The biggest upset of the round was Willie Watson's win over international master Lederman. Craig Pritchett passed the opinion that the opening in the Sax-Pils game, much analysed by the Austrian, always results in a draw regardless of what White plays. He was right."

Round 2 - Thursday 21 August 1980

"This round produced probably the biggest upsets in any tournament with which I have been associated. And there could have been morel Simon Brown outplayed Shamkovich in the opening, won the exchange, and then went on to lose! Gheorghiu stood worse against Watson but claimed he could have held the position when two pawns down. Instead he blundered away a piece when Watson had only a minute left. A flurry of moves followed at the end of which neither player was able to produce a legible scoresheet. Watson was still reconstructing the move sequence half an hour after its finish. I am pleased that he did as it gives us an excellent game for the bulletin. Pagden simply seemed to get the better game and win against grandmaster Gyula Sax. It augurs well for the future of a player when he can sit down against an extremely experienced player like Sax and coolly play such objective chess. Two other interesting results were two women gms drawing against two international masters."

Round 3 - Friday 22 August 1980

"People who have played in events in which I have been involved will know I like to arrange unusual outside activities for the players.

"Work on the pairings for round three was interrupted by a visit to see the belly-dancer at the Alexandra National night club! While she certainly provided a few surprises there were not many in the round three results; in fact all three gms won.

"Gyula Sax, on ½/2, did not care much for his pairing against Susan Caldwell (1½/2) but it accorded with the rule for an accelerated draw which in this case, resulted in only six players on 2/2. True, failing to win would have been a rating disaster for Sax, but that did not happen.

"Gheorghiu was somewhat lucky against Paulsen which compensated for his defeat in round two - though not in Gheorghiu’s mind. He claims he could not have lost against Paulsen even if his opponent had not blundered in a better position. Look at the game and form your own opinion.

"The biggest publicity coup of the round was that Carey Groves, supposedly the weakest player in the tournament, drew quite readily with Ravi Kumar.

"The 'one-hundred percenters' were reduced from six to two when Shamkovich beat Arkell, Hartston and Berg drew, Povah beat Watson and Gutman beat Pagden. Ian Wells might have beaten Iskov in an exciting game which eventually ended in a draw.

"Hakki raved over his winning combination which began with move 33 against Frostick."

Round 4 - Saturday 23 August 1980

"One would think with 3 gms and 14 ims present few other players would be at the top, but no less than five unrated players had 2½/3 - four of them English Juniors, of course!

"Cox sacrificed a pawn in the opening against Shamkovich and went on to gain an impressive victory.

"Gutman had tremendous pressure against Povah's king, eventually breaking through the English player's defence. The Soviet emigre's habit of taking a training run of around 10 miles each day seems to be paying dividends.

"Gheorghiu beat Stebbings easily enough but Sax was fortunate to draw against Macpherson.

"Gert Ligterink took a good look at some of the other games "to see the young British players who will be beating me next year"(!)"

Round 5 - Sunday 24 August 1980

"The ever-growing strength of British Junior chess was again made apparent by Cox and Jacobs playing on the top two boards in this round. Gutman complicated Cox on his play in their game, and Gheorghiu needed a piece sacrifice in order to get the better of Jacobs.

"In this round the masters were quite successful. Grandmaster Sax managed a second win in the tournament partly because Nigel Davies played like a rabbit frightened by a cobra. This was the first time this has happened - most players have been more resilient when paired against the masters."

Round 6 - Monday 25 August 1980

"Bradbury replaced Britton who was forced to retire from the tournament through illness. There was a carnival in the area on Monday and we were told it would be very noisy and unruly. In fairness to the Juniors, we cancelled their last round, and then - you can guess what happened - the carnival caused not the slightest bit of a problem!

"However, the 'fireworks' came in the Gutman-Gheorghiu game. The Israeli stood better and Gheorghiu sacrificed a rook for his best chance. Then, in time-trouble, Gutman blundered and not only failed to draw but lost. Real coffee-house stuff!"

Round 7 - Tuesday 26 August 1980

"The apparent anomaly of Hartston (4/6) and Sowray (4½/6) playing on board 35, among the players on 2½/6, is explained by the fact that they played their game during the morning instead of starting at 1 pm. The reason was that Hartston had an important engagement during the afternoon, and Peter Sowray was able to help by agreeing to play early. They used one of the lower boards for the convenience of the organisers.

"After his game with Gheorghiu, Craig Pritchett said "They can give me back my title now" He felt it had been a long time since he played a decent game. Teichmann submitted his score in Udeman code which is completely unacceptable; a recognised system is essential."

Round 8 - Wednesday 27 August 1980

"The professionals clearly dominated this round, showing they are well aware that the later rounds of a Swiss are more important than the early ones. Gutman still hadn't recovered emotionally from his loss to Gheorghiu, and his defeat at the hands of Chandler became inevitable as their game progressed. I thought Law and Pritchett were going crazy when they both left themselves some 15 moves to make in three minutes, but they sensibly agreed a draw."

Round 9 - Thursday 28 August 1980

"As is often the case in such events, the last round produced quite a number of quick draws. However, the leaders were taking no prisoners!

"While doing the time controls on the top boards, I was witness to an extraordinary finish in the game between Law and Sax. First Sax exchanged his knight for a bishop - clearly leaving himself with no winning chances in the resulting king and pawn endgame - and then Law suddenly resigned the clearly drawn position."


Prizes

Lloyds Bank Trophy: Florin Gheorghiu (1st on sum of progressive scores; also equal 1st Murray Chandler, Gert Ligterink) £367 each

4-8th G Sax, Gutman, L Lederman £157 each
7-12th S Finlayson, G Iskov, K Langeweg, A Law, C Pritchett, L Shamkovich £17 each

Lady Masters - Lloyds Bank Trophy: Z Veroci £120
2-3rd A Van der Mije, Z Makai £70 each
4th C Whitehead £40

Junior Merit Awards: William Watson (18) St Paul's - £20 - IM Norm; John Cox (18) Eton College - £15 - FM norm; Nigel Davies (20) Southport - £15 - FM norm; Byron Jacobs (17) Slough - £15 - FM Norm; Ian Wells (16) Morecambe - £15 - FM norm; Peter Wells (15) Portsmouth - £15 - FM norm. (see above for all norms achieved)


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Date Notes
28 August 2020 Posted here for the first time – it has been on ChessBase for some years. Plus partial crosstable and quotes from George Botterill's report in BCM.
28 February 2021 Full crosstable from the 1980 tournament bulletin (showing colours), plus some text from the tournament bulletin added. In the course of creating this, I discovered that one spurious game was in the collection, namely SD Brown 0-1 John Nunn, supposedly round 5. But John Nunn did not compete in this event.